A suggestion . . . Strike in a rough and washy version of your background now. It will give you the opportunity to key the rest of your values to it.
I remember Daniel Greene telling me of his n… (View Post)
just a thought. . . if you moved your setup UP just a bit, or moved our canvas down a little, you could make your work a little easier by using the sight-size method. Sometimes, it's quite helpful.
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I've been using Gamvar for awhile, now. You can apply it when the painting is touch-dry, but I generally wait two or three weeks. Apply it thinly. Too thick, and it suddenly doesn't want to dry. O… (View Post)
Here's a thought for intricate work such as your brick wall. First, paint the wall with it's many subtle changes in chroma and value. THEN, come back and put in (subtly) the places where they are j… (View Post)
In that case, buy a hand mirror . . . about 5X7 or so with a little handle. Every once in awhile, turn your chair around, hold up the mirror, and view your work in reverse. Mistakes/errors will lea… (View Post)